That's terrific, glad you' and the other evacuees are being looked after so well.
7,200 of us in Prince George.
17.400 evacuees province wide.
128,000 hectares burned, & high winds on the way tonight ,with dry lightning storms.
'Beginning of the fire season' has already created 36,600 B.C. evacuees Sun, 16 Jul 2017 11:42:28 EDT An estimated 36,600 people have been evacuated from their homes in B.C. as of Sunday afternoon, said Minister of Transportation Todd Stone, as wildfires continued to ravage the Interior. Read More
What a terrible experience
People here have been marvelous, & we've had great support from the Red Cross. I always donate to them for disaster relief, but never thought we'd be on the receiving end. I donated some yesterday to our own disaster relief.
I think its great that the BC Red cross are looking after you and the other evacuees so well. it must make you feel you are not alone in this horrible situation.
Nearly all the businesses here are offering freebees to evacuees, & they had a carnival for us all on Saturday. Couldn't go as our son & girlfriend had to work, but we can't wander around anyway. We need our scooters for that kind of thing.
I'm glad you are safe and hope you house is safe.
Be wary of scams.
There are what's called storm chasers who prey on people in need.
The Canadian red cross If you have been evacuated, please click here
http://www.redcross.ca/ to register online or call the contact centre at 1-800-863-6582 to have an agent help you register. The following is about victims from Hurricane Sandy.
Similar scams happened with Hurricane Katrina. http://www.redcross.org/scams
Thank you for your donation to hurricane sandy relief. We appreciate your donation of 435 dollars. Credit card on file has been charged if you did not authorize donation please go to (website URL) to unauthorize the charge.
Thank you again for your donation,
The redcross' website doesn't end with .net, or .com.
Need I talk about GWB's dismanteling of FEMA and how it impacted the citizens of Lousiana.
You cant go home while that still happening. Hopefully in wont be too much longer before you can go home.
Still 151 fires around, 400000 hectares burned, & highways still closed Smoke is terrible, & we're having some smoke issues here as well.
Some fires will burn all winter as it gets into the tree roots & travels underground.
Good grief that's a lot of ground. Considering that the entire Isle of Man is just over 57,200 hectares, it's hard to imagine that you'd have to burn about 7 of them to make up the same amount. Hope the smoke doesn't get bad enough to evacuate again.